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How Much Should You Charge for Your Video Work?

When it comes to filmmaking, the business side of the craft is considered the least engaging, yet it’s the most important aspect since, without money, it’s very unlikely that any film project will ever come to life. For freelance videographers, one of the most significant challenges involved

Tips and Tricks on Finding the Best Camera Angles

It goes without saying, framing and composition has the power to completely change your narrative. As a filmmaker, it’s essential to understand how film language can manipulate the manner in which the audience interprets your visual storytelling, simply based on how you position your camera. For those

How to Speed Up Your FCP X Video Editing Workflow

For video editors, having an efficient and speedy workflow is essential to ensure tuneful delivery of the final video output without sacrificing quality. While many novices tend to overlook this aspect of the creative process, software developers of NLEs such as Final Cut Pro X have strategically

How To Set Up a Mobile Production Studio Virtually Anywhere

Many content creators will find it difficult to produce video content on a regular basis while traveling, especially when they are so used to the coziness and comfort of their home studio. So, rather than improvising while settling for a possible lighting configuration in your hotel room

Three Easy Creative In-Camera Tricks You Can Do Right Away

Sometimes creative camera tricks don’t need to involve specially designed setups or expensive post-production software. In fact, you don’t even have to spend a dime to achieve some amazing results. Techniques such as getting a kaleidoscope-like effect or filter-like foreground bokeh objects can all be done in

The Ultimate Guide to Anamorphic Video and Lenses

Introduced around the early 1950s, anamorphic lenses have become a staple in the filmmaking industry in achieving a vintage yet still contemporary film look that can help elevate modern-day digital video into footage reminiscent of film’s past. A recent video produced by seasoned filmmaker Tom Antos goes

Five Extremely Simple to Pull Off In-Camera Transitions

Transitions used in your video editing workflow shouldn’t necessarily be limited to wipes, fades or just simple cuts. In fact, they don’t even have to be done solely in post-production. Some of the most appealing techniques in that regard combine clever editing and precise camera movements, thus

How To Export 4K HDR Videos for YouTube in Premiere Pro CC

As 4K HDR video creation slowly becomes mainstream, more and more video editors try to wrap their head around the different post-production workflows associated with the format. While the editing process is no different from editing any other type of video files, using the correct export settings